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Thursday, August 28, 2014

U.S. ATTACKS ISIL TERRORISTS NEAR MOSUL DAM

FROM:  U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 
U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam
From a U.S. Central Command News Release

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.

The strikes destroyed an ISIL Humvee, a tank, four armed vehicles, an ISIL construction vehicle and severely damaged an ISIL checkpoint. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security force and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.

Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 106 airstrikes across Iraq.